Saturday, November 01, 2008

11-1-08: Cookie Monster


In late August I found this line not more that 20 feet from the road. It's also not more than 20 feet from the Merced River. The rock is bullet, the landing is pretty good, and the setting is prime. I can't believe there are still unclimbed boulders like this here in Yosemite. The one drawback is that it faces due south, so I waited for cooler temperatures and a few friends to arrive before giving it a try. Kevin Cuckavich nabbed the first ascent and suggested [v6]. I did it shortly afterward using so different beta to avoid a massive reach and I thought it felt a bit harder.

If you are short you may have to do something crazy like this

Kevin topping out the first ascent



Anonymous said...

i want to climb this. where is it?

Raza said...

Hike west from Camp 4. The trail will cross the road (to the south side) and after a short walk, the boulder will be between the trail and the road. You can't miss it.

Go on a cloudy day or in the evening.